In spite of the many challenges Alberta’s arts community has endured this past year, I feel truly thankful that artists, arts organizations and audiences have been reunited this year and are travelling together on the road to recovery.
At the AFA, we recognize that some of the uncertainty during the past year is related to the fact that the sector is actively building a “new normal” as it recovers. We do not yet know what this looks will look like, but there are opportunities embedded in this process, as well as challenges. And, we are confident that the arts community will rise up to meet them, as it always has, with resourcefulness, determination, and creativity.
The AFA is committed to continue listening to the arts community, so that we can respond and provide support as appropriate. Our foundation will evolve along with sector, and we will be pleased to share how this evolution can take place through our next three-year strategic plan, which we look forward to announcing soon.
On behalf of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts board of directors, I would like to wish you a peaceful and safe holiday season, and a happy and prosperous 2023.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa!
Mary Rozsa de Coquet
Chair, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
This year's holiday image is from the AFA Art Collection, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2022. See how we are celebrating this milestone!